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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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I am interested in history. So when I heard at a museum dedicated to the Mormon Battalion I decided... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vidagreene
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Greer, South Carolina
LOVED IT!

I wasn't expecting such an entertaining and interactive tour. I thought we'd walk around, look at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
heidiz996
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Laughlin, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am interested in history. So when I heard at a museum dedicated to the Mormon Battalion I decided to investigate. I was not disappointed. I thought it was well done and interesting. There was no attempt to push Mormonism. I particularly enjoed teh movie...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vidagreene
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting such an entertaining and interactive tour. I thought we'd walk around, look at photos and read signs. I was very surprised and happy with the tour. It was really interesting and kept me entertained as well. It is free and well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this experience! The presentation is VERY well done- it's extremely interactive (you sit at the campground, in the cabin, etc.) with some comedy while telling an incredibly moving story from different personal perspectives. It's a great family activity, as there are lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historic site focuses on early Mormon Settlers to the San Diego area and their journey from Illinois. It is very interactive and informative. At the end of the tour the children can pan for gold, "make" clay bricks, hand wash laundry. The tour follows...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catherine h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My niece thinks this place is great, I thought it was pretty boring. Little kids might like the panning for gold and the talking pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt pride in myself in just feeling the love put into continuing such a high standard of quality. Such a site was to be seen at the Morman Battalion Historic Site!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank john m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting place. The production was a little on the cheesy side, but it was fun for people who like history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ladies who greeted us were very nice and we were ushered into a room for an intro and then ushered into another room (with very uncomfortable seating) for a highly produced film, which was more about the faith that the Mormons had rather than...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

My husband had a relative in the Mormon Battalion, so this place was of special interest to us. It would be interesting to just about anyone, though, and is interactive so kids enjoy it. I think it's a don't-miss for the area if you like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrandmaNancyC
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

This is the best tour in Greater Old Town! All free, about 40 min (which seems to go by faster), and interactive. Led by costumed young docents in a replicated building. A good mix of humorous video and oral presentations about early San Diego history....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Heather L
July 14, 2018|
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Response from 91GrownYoungWoman | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is no gift shop but they'll take a picture of your group with their background and camera and give you the picture as a souvenir. And when you go in the tour to the gold pottery section you may take one... More
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Don't know, but please give them a call. Here is their number. 619 298 3317
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housefrau99
Columbus
Southern California and Yosemite (13 Replies)
My husband and I are flying into (and out of) San Diego the first week of January for two weeks. I plan to spend a few days in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and see what I can of Yosemite. I've got a few ideas for each city. Since I'm not staying in one place, is there a best place for whale watching? Captain Dave's seemed good but I've got all the way to San Francisco to chose from. The plan so far San Diego- 1. Zoo 2. Gas Lamp Quarter 3.Torrey Pines State...More
December 22, 2011|
Response fromLeBiscuit D|
That's lots of questions. First of all, Point Lobos is not in between SD and Los Angeles. It's about 2-3 hours between SD and LA depending on traffic and exactly where you're starting from and going to. El Capitan is always visible. It's about 8-9 hours from LA to SF without taking the scenic coastal route - more like 10 hours just of driving if you take highway 1. Highway 1 could be rainy in January. Point Lobos is in the Big Sur region and is an amazing place, worth skipping other...More
jessdmc2018
Detroit, Michigan
Please critique my itinerary... (15 Replies)
We are planning a trip this fall to San Diego for my husband, myself and our two eight year olds. I have pulled together the itinerary below for our trip, which I acknowledge may be too aggressive or may be missing some things that would be great for kids. I would appreciate any input (as well as advice about good family restaurants near these sites)! Friday Evening: Arrival Saturday Visit "Old Town" San Diego Historic Park and Mormon Battalion Historic Site Sunday Day in...More
August 07, 2018|
Response frommclanea|
It looks like a good trip, busy but not terrible. On Sunday when you visit La Jolla I would recommend doing the kayak tour early in the day as opposed to later. It's much more pleasant if you get there right when they open as opposed to later in the afternoon.
housefrau99
Columbus
Review my San Diego itineary (5 Replies)
My husband and I are flying into (and out of) San Diego the first week of January for two weeks. I plan to spend a few days in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and see what I can of Yosemite (maybe....) How many days do you think it would take to cover my San Diego itinerary? Where might we stay that is centrally located for our activities? Can clean, safe and centrally located be had for around $100.00? San Diego- 1. Zoo 2. Gas Lamp Quarter 3.Torrey Pines State...More
December 22, 2011|
Response fromhousefrau99|
Make use of the moving sidewalks and hop-on, hop-off bus tour. There is no reason to have to walk uphill much or at all.... Moving sidewalks at the Zoo! I had no idea. Thanks again.